The iMac is dead. Long live the iMac! Apple this week removed the original form-factor iMac from the Apple online store. The good news - they’re still available through the Apple Store for Education, and through on-line outlets like MacMall and MacWarehouse.
Are Mac users diverse or what? This week Apple announced that former Vice President Al Gore has joined their Board of Directors. According to Steve Jobs, Mr. Gore is “an avid Mac user and does his own video editing in Final Cut Pro.” On the other end of the political spectrum, talk radio host Rush Limbaugh is also an avid Machead, regularly espousing the merits of the Mac on his radio program. Some things transcend politics, I guess.
Are you a Jaguar user and .Mac member? Apple recently posted a utility to enable your Windoze XP using friends and co-workers to easily access your iDisk public folder. Want to learn more about Jaguar? Apple has posted online training modules on all aspects of system use. The training modules are best viewed with a broadband connection, and require QuickTime.
The 17” PowerBook G4, unveiled at MacWorld San Francisco in January, is finally shipping (or trickling in, actually). I have seen the demo models at the Apple Stores, and they are amazing machines!
The Maine Student Web Design Awards are in full swing. The two heavy hitters of web design, Adobe and Macromedia, have signed on as sponsors, with each kicking in their high-end design packages as prizes. Many thanks to them both.
It seems that Macs are quite popular among the reporters covering the conflict in Iraq. This makes perfect sense, with the Mac’s built-in digital video capabilities. Just Tuesday night, I saw a TV report showing reporter Peter Arnett typing away on his Titanium PowerBook G4.
Speaking of the war, join me this week with your thoughts and prayers for our military men and women. Regardless of where you come down on how we got to this point, I think it’s time to support those putting their lives on the line for us.
Keep those emails coming to firstname.lastname@example.org, and, for this week, it’s Semper Fi!
© 2003 Peter F. Zimowski